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The British car company Jaguar Land Rover is to open a software engineering centre in Shannon, Co Clare, with the creation of 150 jobs.

The facility is to be focused on technology designed to power electric and self-driving cars being designed by the luxury auto-manufacturer.

Company bosses say that the company chose Shannon based on its reputation as an engineering hub.

"The creation of a team in Shannon strengthens our international engineering capabilities and complements our existing team of more than 10,000 engineers based in the UK," said Nick Rogers, executive director of product engineering at Jaguar Land Rover.

Mr Rogers said that the Shannon facility will start by developing "the next generation of electrical architecture" as well as "exploring advanced driver assistance systems features" for future vehicles.

He said that the company is now looking for software engineers with experience in artificial intelligence, safety critical systems and vehicle architecture.

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No of jobs: 150
Job title: Software Engineers
Jobs take effect: 2018